Recovering from micro-fracture surgery :(

December 14, 2018

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Member Since:

Apr 09, 2011



Goal Type:

Recover From Injury

Running Accomplishments:

Marathon #3 - PR - Salt Lake Marathon 2011- BMQ 3:41:03

PR - Bryce Canyon Half - July 2011 1:38:29



At the finish



Short-Term Running Goals:

Recovering from micro-fracture surgery on my right knee.  I tore the cartilage off of my knee while doing a speed-training run one month before Boston.  Doc gave me a cortisone shot so that I was able to finish Boston.  After the surgery, I was told to never run again. :(

Long-Term Running Goals:


Ran Boston on April 14, 2012! 



Married, 40 year old, mother of four. 


"In truth, runners don't race other runners.  They race against themselves: to conquer their wills, to transcend their weaknesses, to beat back their nightmares.  And while a runner can't actually beat himself, he can beat his time. Even years into running, he can get better." Running for His Life by Michael Hall


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I ran 2 miles on the treadmill this morning before the MRI just so that it would be hurting when I went it.  The MRI showed that the micro-fracture has failed.  I am sad beyond words.  I go in next week to meet with my orthopedic surgeon.  He is suppose to be the best around.  Tiger Woods even had him operate on him.  It didn't do me any good.  Surgery again. :(

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From Oreo on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 16:37:44 from

You drinking enough milk? You got this!

From timp on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 18:17:59 from

very sorry to hear that Steam -- will be thinking of you for the next one to work.

From Smooth on Tue, Jan 08, 2013 at 23:08:21 from

I am so so so sorry Steamer!!! :(

You are in my thoughts and prayers! You have the best surgeon, it has to work this time!!!!

From Steam8 on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 09:06:38 from

Surgery on Friday! Yippeeeee!

From Smooth on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 12:45:33 from

I will put your name on the Mtn. Timp Temple prayer roll tomorrow morning! Best wishes for a successful, smooth surgery and speedy recovery and complete healing! Luvs and hugs! :)

From Smooth on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 19:53:54 from

How are you doing, Amy? Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Hope you are healing well and in good spirit! luvs! :)

From Bec on Sat, Feb 02, 2013 at 11:17:26 from

Gracious girl!!! You don't know me, but I keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Get better.

From RAD on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 14:08:52 from how is life treating you now a few months later?!? knee pain?!? no pain?!? successful surgery?!? I need an update :) As I head to Boston this year you are in my thoughts!!!

From flatlander on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 09:07:57 from

Was thinking about your situation this Boston time of year. Any prospects for running at this point? I totally sympathize. I have a doctor right now who is advising me not to try to run competitively any more; back issues in my case. I am doing it anyway -- fat and slow after doing nothing for 3 months, but at least running. But nonetheless waiting for the other shoe to fall. Best of luck, and keep us updated.

From Becca on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 15:09:21 from

Oh, man, Amy! I am so sorry to hear this! I hope your surgery goes well- it sounds like you are in good hands. Speedy recovery! You have such a great attitude!

From MaryMary on Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 10:10:15 from

Hi Amy! When are you having surgery? I hope all goes well! Keep up the positive attitude!!

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